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RATINGS: 2203   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kchampagne (112) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is lemon and spice, with the taste that follows with slight sweetness. Body is light which makes this an easy and refreshing beer to drink. Definitely a go-to lawn cutting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (948) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
On draft at a diner in Houston airport. Pours a hazy gold with no head. Aroma is of wheat, hops and a little citrus. Taste is OK. Oily mouth feel. Floral and citrussy taste. Quite hoppy with a bitter aftertaste

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (902) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
bottle. Poured hazy straw coloured with a thinning bleach white head. Nice malted wheat aroma. Light body with a creamy mouthfeel, finishes clean. Flavour of malted wheat with a breadiness that I wasn’t expecting, lemony citrus notes and a hint of pepper. A really nice session wheat.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2637) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Lemon gold with a thin head. Aroma is lemon ginger. Flavour is syrupy lemon ginger, a little spice on the base.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RCx240 (86) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Smell is faint wheat, malt, and dough. Pale yellow, with minimal white head. Taste is slightly sweet, malty and finishes with a slight bitterness. Light bodied, crisp, average carbonation. It’s alright but nothing really all that special.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lownote (107) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours golden yellow from tap. Little head. No aroma. Taste is citrus and spice with some hops. Refreshing. Good as a summer style beer but doesn’t really do much interesting. A little rough carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rolfc81 (73) - - JUL 20, 2014
Good summer beer...a bit on the sweet side@dhrjrj c jcnffnfjfjfjfhfhrhrjfjfjrjrjriertiuup

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2265) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Spicy, lemon peel, citrus, malty aromas. Spicy, zesty, wheat flavors. Solid, easy drinking summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (334) - - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Deep gold, cloudy, tall head, little lace. Charming, yeasty, bready nose. Medium body, smooth, creamy texture, highly carbonated, bright mouthfeel, medium flavor intensity, perfectly balanced, good length. Dry but a sweetish touch, low bitterness, refreshing acidity, almost tart, which disguises sweetness. Yeasty, slight taste of lemon peel, discretely honeyed towards the end. Very enjoyable and well rounded session beer.

1.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
AAEA (151) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12 FL OZ ($?) part of a multi pack. I took one sip of this and tossed it out. garbage fruit beer. very very not my taste.


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